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Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief

31-12-1994 Publication Ref. 1067

This code seeks to safeguard high standards of behaviour and maintain independence and effectiveness in disaster relief. In the event of armed conflict, its clauses are to be interpreted and applied in conformity with international humanitarian law. It is a voluntary code, enforced by the will of organizations accepting it to maintain the standards it lays down.

Sponsored by: Caritas Internationalis, Catholic Relief Services, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Save the Children Alliance, Lutheran World Federation, Oxfam and the World Council of Churches (members of the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response), together with the International Committee of the Red Cross.


  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 1994
  • Production locations: Geneva
  • Languages available: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese
  • Type of product: Book
  • Reference: 1067

ICRC/International Federation, 15 pp., 16 x 23 cm

This publication is available online only.